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Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers
Master of Social Work (Advanced Clinical Practice) – specialisation in Systemic Couple and Family Therapy
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare)
Diploma of Community Services (Welfare)

Work Experience:

  • Private practice since early 2013 seeing individuals and couples
  • Primary School Counsellor
  • Family Counsellor
  • Social Work Placement @Relationships Australia
    (conducted 3 x Parenting After Separation groups plus provided counselling with individuals and couples)
  • Group Work Coordinator/Facilitator
  • Written a children’s program called Bright Sparks (for boys 6-9) & Bright Sparkles (for girls 6-9 years)
    (Requested to compile for marketing)
  • Also wrote a program called “Equip” – a psycho-educational program around trauma (Requested to compile for marketing)
  • Foster Care Caseworker
  • Contact Supervisor
  • Volunteered doing many and varied things ranging from:
    – Establishing Seniors group
    – Coordinated practical helps for people in need
    – Support work for women struggling
    – Assessment/referral/basic counselling
    – Introducing/Establishing small groups for families
    – Writing children’s programs
    – Composing newsletters of teams of volunteers
    – Conducted home visits
  • I was trained in the Weight Control Workshop and ran groups
  • I have also coordinated child care for children from 12 months-5 years
  • I have led small groups since 1990 and done support work/mentoring mostly with women that entire time.

Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Systemic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Strengths Based Approach
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
    (Strongly influenced by attachment theory)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Art Therapy (mostly children)
  • Play Therapy (children)
  • Sand Therapy (children)

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